Weight weenie vs Aero geek
Time savings: 3-7 minutes
Maybe it's because we live close to the North Shore mountains and watch too many Tour de France videos. For some reason, local riders get hung up on the weight of their bicycle rather than worrying about the aerodynamic drag. Although the early aero bikes were heavy and not overly comfortable, the newest models offered from Cervelo, BMC, and Factor are in fact just the opposite.
No longer the choice solely for competitive riders, the modern aero bike is the one you should consider if getting to Whistler FAST is your goal.